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#6 The Wachau

Another of Austria's wine regions, the Wachau offers a beautiful drive past terraced vineyards along the Danube from Grein in the west to Krems at the eastern end.

Best Towns

  • Dürnstein
  • Grein
  • Krems
  • Melk
  • Weissenkirchen

Top Sights

  • Melks Benedictine Abbey with its fabulous church and library
  • Krems Wine Museum
  • Ruined castle at Dürnstein

Suggested Activities

  • Bike the flat path along the Danube
  • Hike up to Dürnsteins ruined castle where Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned
  • Walk Dürnsteins charming Hauptstrasse

Places to Stay

  • Hotel Richard Löwenherz, A-3601 Dürnstein, +43/02711 222, fax 222 13
  • Hotel Goldenes Kreuz, A-4360 Grein, tel. +43/07268/316, fax 3168

Food Suggestions

  • Stadt Melk, Hauptplatz 1, Melk, tel. +43/02752/524 75, fax 524 75-19